Accession Number:

ADA209619

Title:

The Impact of Congressional Legislation on United States Special Operations Capability

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Congressional action led to the activation of the United States Special Operations Command. Since the April 1987 activation, an inordinate level of activity has occurred relative to the Congressional legislation. Activity has focused on major legislative shortcomings dealing with operational command of assets, special operations forces training, budgeting and traditional roles and missions of the military departments. Although the legislations overall impact was favorable, negative aspects have constrained US special operations capability. Keywords Special forces Unconventional warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE